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New England Patriots
Current season
Established 1959
Play in and headquartered in Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, Massachusetts
New England Patriots helmet
New England Patriots logo
Helmet Logo
League/conference affiliations
  • Eastern Division (1960–69)
Current uniform
AFCE-Uniform-NE.PNG
Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, White
                   
Mascot Pat Patriot
Personnel
Owner(s) Robert Kraft
Chairman Robert Kraft
CEO Robert Kraft
President Jonathan Kraft
Head coach Bill Belichick
Team history
  • Boston Patriots (1960–70)
  • Bay State Patriots (February 1971–March 1971)
  • New England Patriots (1971–present)
Team nicknames
"The Pats"
Championships
League championships (3)
Conference championships (6)
Division championships (11)
Playoff appearances (16)
Home fields
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  • Nickerson Field (1960–62)
  • Fenway Park (1963–68)
  • Alumni Stadium (1969)
  • Harvard Stadium (1970)
  • Foxboro Stadium (1971–2001)
    • a.k.a.^ Played As : Boston Patriots 1960-1970 New England Patriots 1971-Present .

      ^ After six seasons at tiny Fenway Park, the Patriots change their address again this time playing their home games at Boston College's Alumni Stadium.

      ^ One thing was guaranteed, during this time, and that was that home games would be in one of four different stadiums - Fenway Park, Alumni Stadium, Nickerson Field, or even Harvard Stadium - whatever was available.
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      .Schaefer Stadium (1971–82)
    • a.k.a.^ The first event held at the new Schaefer Stadium was a preseason game against the New York Giants on August 15, 1971.
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      Sullivan Stadium (1983–89)
  • Gillette Stadium (2002–present)
.The New England Patriots, commonly called the "Pats", are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area, playing their home games in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium.^ New England Patriots Classic Football Keychain $13.95 .

^ Gillette Stadium Tickets: The Patriots have called beautiful Gillette Stadium home since 2002.
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^ New England Patriots 7 picks .
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.The team is part of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).^ The Patriots, after many changes and hardships have turned themselves into one of the best AFC Eastern Division teams ever, and one of the top NFL teams in the league.
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^ A team thought to be the doormat of the AFC East has had a late-season surge not unlike those of Belichick's New England Patriots (10-5).

^ The team finished the 2006 regular season with a 12-4 record and won the AFC East for the fourth consecutive time.
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.The team changed its name from the original Boston Patriots after relocating to Foxborough in 1971, although Foxborough is a suburb of Boston, 22 miles (35 km) away.^ Remarks: The team's ownership changed the name, originally the Boston Patriots, after relocating the team to Foxborough in 1971.
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^ At this time they team moved to a Boston suburb - Foxborough.
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^ Initially the team was called the Boston Patriots; but then in 1971, the leadership changed the name after the team moved to Foxborough in 1971.
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.An original member of the American Football League (AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in the 1970 merger of those leagues.^ An original member of the American Football League (AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in the 1970 merger of those leagues.
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^ Joined the NFL in the 1970 merger.
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^ In 1970, the Patriots' franchise joined the NFL pursuant to the merger of the AFL and NFL that had been agreed to three years earlier.
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.The team advanced to the playoffs four times before appearing in Super Bowl XX in January 1986, losing to the Chicago Bears.^ The team advanced to the playoffs four times before appearing in Super Bowl XX in January 1986, losing to the Chicago Bears.
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^ The team also appeared in Super Bowl XXXI in 1997, losing to the Green Bay Packers.
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^ While the team had two appearances in the Super Bowl through 2000, it wasn't until 2001 that the Patriots changed their reputation around the NFL. Over the next four years, the Patriots captured three Super Bowl championships and have since been referred to as a dynasty.
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.The team also appeared in Super Bowl XXXI in January 1997, losing to the Green Bay Packers.^ And Green Bay has yet to lose.
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^ The Green Bay Packers have 36 ties.
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^ The team also appeared in Super Bowl XXXI in 1997, losing to the Green Bay Packers.
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.Between 2001 and 2005, the Patriots became the second team in NFL history (after the Dallas Cowboys) to win three Super Bowls in four years (Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX), and the eighth to win consecutive Super Bowls.^ Since he got the job on 2000 he has lead the team to 3 Super Bowl Titles in four years.
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^ He also said he was interviewed by the NFL again after the Super Bowl.

^ After getting smoked by the Dallas Cowboys, it looks like the Giants are not a Super Bowl team.
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.The Patriots, however, were defeated by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, after winning the first 18 games of their 2007 season.^ Super Bowl XLII will be played Feb.
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^ In addition to the first three Super Bowl victories, and the only 16 game undefeated season, the Patriots can...
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^ The Patriots finished the 2007 season with a 38-35 win over the New York Giants on December 29, making their record 16-0.
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.Under quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots have also compiled the longest winning streak consisting of regular season and playoff games in NFL history, a 21-game streak from October 2003–October 2004.^ The combination of Bill Belichick - coach - and Tom Brady - quarterback - brought many victorious wins and records to the Patriots.
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^ Head Coach: Bill Belichick (9 th year) .
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Franchise history

"Pat Patriot" logo, used through 1992
.On November 16, 1959, Boston business executive Billy Sullivan was awarded the eighth and final franchise of the developing American Football League (AFL).^ On November 16, 1959, Boston business executive Billy Sullivan was awarded the eighth and final franchise of the developing American Football League (AFL).
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^ A relatively young franchise, the Boston Patriots were formed in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League.
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^ Historical Moments : 1960 : The Boston Patriots owned by Billy Sullivan Jr., a Boston businessman with a strong sports background were one of eight teams in the inaugural season of the renegade American Football League.

.The following winter, locals were allowed to submit ideas for the Boston football team's official name.^ The following winter, locals were allowed to submit ideas for the Boston football team's official name.
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^ The owners changed the name from the original Boston Patriots after relocating the team to Foxborough in 1971.
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^ Stats researched by Frank Fleming, all information, and team names are property of the National Football League.

.The most popular choice—and the one that Sullivan selected—was "Boston Patriots". Immediately thereafter, Boston Globe artist Phil Bissell developed the "Pat Patriot" logo.^ One of three Boston Patriots legends to be selected to Patriots Hall of Fame .
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^ Seau is under consideration Comment October 7 Boston Globe " The Patriots could be close to bringing back Junior Seau for a 20th NFL season.
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^ Report: Seau returning to Pats Comment October 13 Boston Globe " Junior Seau's favorite sports job?
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[1]
.The Patriots' time in the AFL saw them struggle most years as they never had a regular home stadium.^ The struggled in this first decade, as they did not even have a field to call home.
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^ Gillette Stadium Tickets: The Patriots have called beautiful Gillette Stadium home since 2002.
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^ A November 18th loss to the Houston Oilers proved to be the Pats undoing as the Oilers went to the AFL Championship Game for the third time in three years.

.Nickerson Field, Harvard Stadium, Fenway Park, and Alumni Stadium all served as home fields during their time in the American Football League.^ One thing was guaranteed, during this time, and that was that home games would be in one of four different stadiums - Fenway Park, Alumni Stadium, Nickerson Field, or even Harvard Stadium - whatever was available.
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^ From 1963-1969 the New England Patriots played at Fenway Park , home of the Boston Red Sox .
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^ A relatively young franchise, the Boston Patriots were formed in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League.
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.They did play in one AFL championship game, following the 1963 season.^ In 2007, he played in one game.
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^ They played a hell of a ball game.
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^ "They really did a nice job of executing the game plan," said Sparano.
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.They lost to the San Diego Chargers 51–10. They would not appear again in an AFL or NFL post-season game for another 13 years.^ The Pats won 10 games this season.

^ But while the offense has been outstanding this season (they are third in the NFL in total offense and second in the AFC in points scored behind the Chargers), the Pats have been far from dominant.

^ August, 21, 2009 Aug 21 10:51 AM ET Comment Email Print Share By Tim Graham Posted by ESPN.com staff .
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[1]
.When the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the Patriots were placed in the AFC East division, where they still play today.^ Apparently, playing linebacker in NFL, still.
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^ While the Patriots lost Rodney Harrison, they still have Tedy Bruschi and Richard Seymour to lead the way.
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^ The Patriots, after many changes and hardships have turned themselves into one of the best AFC Eastern Division teams ever, and one of the top NFL teams in the league.
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.The following year, the Patriots moved to a new stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, which would serve as their home for 30 years.^ The New England Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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^ The Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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^ From 1963-1969 the New England Patriots played at Fenway Park , home of the Boston Red Sox .
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.As a result of the move, they would change their name from the Boston Patriots to the New England Patriots.^ This move brought a new name to the team - the New England Patriots.
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.During the 1970s, the Patriots had some success, earning a berth to the playoffs in 1976—as a wild card-team—and in 1978—as AFC East champions.^ I want a Patriots Playoff berth for Christmas .
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^ The Ravens enter today's AFC wild card playoff game statistically even with the AFC East champion Patriots in many areas, but in one area there is a glaring difference that could prove critical or even fatal, depending on what side of the field you're on.
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^ There have been many teams who have boasted that they could beat the Patriots during this season - none of them have.
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.They lost in the first round both times.^ The stunned team lost its first round playoff game to the Houston Oilers.
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^ The New England Patriots have lost football games under Bill Belichick before, but who can remember the last time they lost their composure?
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^ The Patriots lost in their first-round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens .
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.In 1985, they returned to the playoffs, and made it all the way to Super Bowl XX, which they lost to the Chicago Bears 46–10. Following their Super Bowl loss, they returned to the playoffs in 1986, but lost in the first round.^ First Super Bowl Appearance: A 46-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX, 1/26/86.
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^ The Patriots made an improbable run to Super Bowl XX, where they faced the Chicago Bears.
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^ If they win out, the Chicago Bears will be 10-6, and should be headed to the playoffs.
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.The team would not make the playoffs again for eight more years.^ The Good (teams that COULD make the Playoffs) .
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^ This team does not deserve to make the playoffs.
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^ The team did not return to the playoffs for eight years.
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They changed ownership three times, being purchased from the Sullivan family first by Victor Kiam in 1988, who sold the team to James Orthwein in 1992. Orthwein intended to move the team to his native St. Louis, Missouri, but sold the team two years later to current owner Robert Kraft in 1994.[1]
.Though Orthwein's period as owner was short and controversial, he did oversee major changes to the team.^ Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals -- What this guy did on a team he did it with is nothing short of commendable, but compared to Brady, Alexander and Barber, Palmer is a distant fourth.

.Former New York Giants coach Bill Parcells was hired in 1993, and the drastic changes were made the same year to the Patriots uniforms, changing their primary colors from their traditional red and white to blue and silver, and introducing a new logo.^ But a new Millennium brought change for the Patriots.
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^ New York Giants 7:30 p.m.
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^ Week 17: at New York Giants .
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[2] .Parcells would bring the Patriots to two playoff appearances, including Super Bowl XXXI, which they lost to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 35–21. Pete Carroll, Parcells's successor, would also take the team to the playoffs twice.^ Green Bay — playoff spot.

^ Under coach Bill "Tuna" Parcells, the Patriots reached Super Bowl XXXI, but were defeated by the Green Bay Packers.
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^ Under coach Bill "Tuna" Parcells, the Patriots reached Super Bowl XXXI, but once again were defeated, this time by the Green Bay Packers [tickets] .
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.The Patriots' current coach Bill Belichick was hired in 2000, and a new home field, Gillette Stadium was opened in 2002.^ Tickets New England Patriots 1 10 10 Gillette Stadium Details » .
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^ Coach : Bill Belichick 2000- Stadium : Gillette Stadium 2002- .

^ Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been pleased with Meriweather's development.
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.Under Belichick, the team won three Super Bowls in four years, and finished the 2007 regular season with a perfect 16–0 record, becoming only the fifth team in league history to go undefeated in the regular season, and the only one since the league expanded its regular season schedule to 16 games.^ They are the only team to run the table on a 16-game regular season.
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^ The Pats won 10 games this season.

^ He has not been sacked in the four games since then -- and the Patriots have reclaimed their status as a Super Bowl contender.
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[1] .After advancing to Super Bowl XLII, the team's fourth Super Bowl in seven years, the Patriots were defeated by the Giants to end their bid for a 19–0 season.^ While the team had two appearances in the Super Bowl through 2000, it wasn't until 2001 that the Patriots changed their reputation around the NFL. Over the next four years, the Patriots captured three Super Bowl championships and have since been referred to as a dynasty.
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^ However, in the first quarter of the first game, the Pats hope of returning to the Super Bowl suffered a huge blow, when Quarterback Tom Brady suffered a season ending knee injury after being hit by Safety Bernard Pollard.

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.With the loss, the Patriots ended the year at 18–1, becoming only one of three teams to go 18–1 along with the 1984 San Francisco 49ers and the 1985 Chicago Bears.^ San Francisco 49ers Tickets .
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^ San Francisco at Minnesota: The 49ers also are a surprising 2-0.
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.Those teams, however, won the Super Bowl.^ As for the poster that suggested that the Pats get into the playoffs by luck, I dare you to show what luck won them those super bowls.
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^ After getting smoked by the Dallas Cowboys, it looks like the Giants are not a Super Bowl team.
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^ The Patriots appeared in five Super Bowl Championships and have won 3 of them.
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Season-by-season records

Rivalries

The 2001-02, 2003-04, and 2004-05-issued Vince Lombardi trophies to the New England Patriots.
.The Patriots have maintained a rivalry with the New York Jets, who have also been members of the AFC East since its inception in 1970. Prior to that, both teams competed in the American Football League since both teams' foundings in 1960. The rivalry between the Jets and Patriots has escalated since 1996, when Patriots head coach Bill Parcells left the Patriots under controversy to become the head coach of the Jets.^ He followed Parcells to the New York Jets and was named head coach in 1999, however he resigned from the position with the Jets and went to the Patriots.
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^ Head coach Bill Belichick had the following to say in a team release: .
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^ New York Jets 4:15 p.m.
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.Four years later, Parcells' assistant, Bill Belichick, resigned the day he was named the Jets' head coach to become the head coach of the Patriots.^ Head coach Bill Belichick ushered in a new era for the Patriots a winning era.
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^ He followed Parcells to the New York Jets and was named head coach in 1999, however he resigned from the position with the Jets and went to the Patriots.
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^ Head Coach: Bill Belichick (9 th year) .
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.Six years after that, Eric Mangini, an assistant under Belichick, became the head coach of the Jets.^ Head Coach: Bill Belichick (9 th year) .
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^ Praised is heaped upon Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels like he’s the second coming of Bill Belichick, down to the gray hoodie.

^ EDT Game weather: Template:Convert , partly cloudy TV announcers ( CBS ): Jim Nantz ( play-by-play ) and Phil Simms ( color commentator ) Referee: Jeff Triplette Game attendance: 77,900 In the Patriots' fourth matchup with the Jets in their past 20 games, head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots traveled to The Meadowlands to face former Patriots assistant coach and current Jets head coach Eric Mangini in the season opener.
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.Meanwhile, the rise of quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the early 2000s led to an increased rivalry between Manning's Indianapolis Colts and Brady's Patriots.^ Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning.
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^ Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning has led the Indianapolis Colts to 7 straight wins.
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^ Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady .
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.The teams met three times in four years (2003, 2004, 2006) in the playoffs, with the winner going on to win that season's Super Bowl each time.^ That's also the only season they didn't win the Super Bowl; in fact, the didn't make the playoffs.

^ Bill Belichick, three Super Bowls, * .

^ In his previous stint with New England, Pass was utilized on special teams and at fullback, including a start in Super Bowl XXXIX. A hamstring injury helped facilitate his original departure from the team that drafted him, and he became an unrestricted free agent following the 2006 season.
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Strategy

.Under head coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots have employed specific on-field and off-field strategies.^ Head coach Bill Belichick had the following to say in a team release: .
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^ Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been pleased with Meriweather's development.
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^ Head Coach: Bill Belichick (9 th year) .
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.On the field, the Patriots have typically utilized an "Erhardt-Perkins" offense and a "Fairbanks-Bullough" 3-4 defense, referred to commonly as a 2-gap 3-4 defensive system.^ The game was a defensive struggle much of the first half as the Patriots scored first on a Adam Vinatieri 40-yard Field Goal late in the 2nd Quarter.

^ In fairness to Gostkowski, the Patriots’ prolific offense had prevented them from attempting any field goals of that length during the regular season, which may explain Belichick’s reluctance.
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^ Obviously the Ravens’ defense will play much like Gang Green’s crew that kept the Patriots offense out of the endzone.

[3] .Their philosophy in making personnel decisions and in game planning has focused on the "team" concept,[4] stressing preparation, strong work ethic, versatility,[5] and lack of individual ego.^ In the practice report, he is listed as not participating in practice as the result of a "team decision" and is listed as "probably" for Monday Night's game for the same reason.

^ The quick decisions and reactions you have to make during the game as you do it more and more frequently, you probably do a better job of it.
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^ Tom always get better over the course of the year, because that is the type of individual that he is and the work ethic that he puts into it always comes back to produce good results."
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[6] .This approach, which led to three Super Bowl victories under Belichick, was analyzed in the 2004 book Patriot Reign.^ Bill Belichick, three Super Bowls, * .

^ While the team had two appearances in the Super Bowl through 2000, it wasn't until 2001 that the Patriots changed their reputation around the NFL. Over the next four years, the Patriots captured three Super Bowl championships and have since been referred to as a dynasty.
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^ He led the Patriots in sacks in three consecutive seasons from 1967-69 and his 39.0 career sacks are tied for 10 th (with Richard Seymour) on the Patriots all-time career sacks list.
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.When owner Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, he did so for $175 million.^ Wes Welker was sitting in team owner Robert Kraft's luxury box at Gillette Stadium, his shattered left knee braced up and awaiting surgery and nearly a year of rehabilitation.
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^ And free agent pickup Adalius Thomas earned every bit of the $20 million Robert Kraft guaranteed him.
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^ The season began as the relationship between coach Bill Parcells and owner Robert Kraft began to become more strained.

.Since then, the Patriots have sold out every home game in both Foxboro Stadium and Gillette Stadium.^ That is what the Patriots did yesterday at Gillette Stadium.
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^ We are here at Gillette Stadium on a patriots Friday.
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^ Thomas was a healthy scratch for the first time since his rookie season with the Ravens in 2000, missing the 59-0 beating of the Titans at Gillette Stadium.
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By 2009, the value of the franchise had increased by over $1 billion, to a Forbes Magazine estimated value of $1.361 billion, third highest in the NFL.[7]

Stadium

.Since 2002, the Patriots' home stadium has been Gillette Stadium, a $350 million facility privately financed by Kraft.^ We are here at Gillette Stadium on a patriots Friday.
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^ It also marked the worst home loss for the Patriots since a 41-10 thrashing by Atlanta on November 8, 1998.
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^ In contrast, the Patriots have won 15 straight contests (including three playoff victories) at Gillette Stadium.
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.It houses all administrative offices for the team and its owning entity, The Kraft Group, as well as the Kraft-owned Major League Soccer team, the New England Revolution.^ In order to gain a larger fan base, the team changed its name to the New England Patriots after the move to Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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^ A team thought to be the doormat of the AFC East has had a late-season surge not unlike those of Belichick's New England Patriots (10-5).

^ The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Joey Galloway, the team announced Tuesday.

.The field, which was originally natural grass, was replaced with a FieldTurf surface during the 2006 season.^ Foxboro Stadium had taken on a brand new appearance of its own with the installation of a natural grass-playing surface.

^ In fairness to Gostkowski, the Patriots’ prolific offense had prevented them from attempting any field goals of that length during the regular season, which may explain Belichick’s reluctance.
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.The area around the stadium was developed, beginning in 2007, into a $375 million "lifestyle and entertainment center" called Patriot Place.^ Old hand, new experience Comment January 11 Boston Globe " The top of his head could be seen bobbing around in the center of the Patriots huddle.
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^ We're going to send you the most entertaining New England Patriots articles, videos, and podcasts from around the web.
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^ We'd like to send you the most entertaining New England Patriots articles, videos, and podcasts from around the web.
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.Prior to 2002, the Patriots played in Foxboro Stadium dating back to 1971, the team's first year in the NFL. During the team's days in the American Football League, the Boston Patriots were hosted by a number of fields in or around Boston.^ The Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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^ From 1963-1969 the New England Patriots played at Fenway Park , home of the Boston Red Sox .
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^ While the team had two appearances in the Super Bowl through 2000, it wasn't until 2001 that the Patriots changed their reputation around the NFL. Over the next four years, the Patriots captured three Super Bowl championships and have since been referred to as a dynasty.
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Notable players

Current roster

New England Patriots roster
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Offensive Linemen
Defensive Linemen
Linebackers
Defensive Backs
Special Teams
Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Restricted FAs
Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated March 10, 2010
Depth ChartTransactions

57 Active, 0 Inactive, 5 FAs

Hall of Famers and retired numbers

.The New England Patriots feature 14 former players and one contributor in their team hall of fame, established in 1991. A committee of media and staff selected 11 players for enshrinement between 1991 and 2001, before a six-year span of no selections.^ Tickets New England Patriots Bills 9 14 09 Gillet...
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^ New England Patriots Team Sunglasses $16.95 .

^ New England Patriots Team Super Sled 194602329 Only $46.14 .

.In 2007, in advance of the 2008 opening of the Hall at Patriot Place, the Patriots introduced a new nomination committee to select three candidates, with the winner of an internet fan vote being enshrined in the hall of fame.^ The Patriots then give their fans the opportunity to vote online to select each year’s winner.
  • New England Patriots Blog | From the South Coast Media Group 11 January 2010 19:46 UTC blogs.southcoasttoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Fan Votes: 2 Patriots stopped cold .
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^ One of three Boston Patriots legends to be selected to Patriots Hall of Fame .
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[8] .Former owner Billy Sullivan was inducted by owner Robert Kraft in March 2009 as a contributor.^ The season began as the relationship between coach Bill Parcells and owner Robert Kraft began to become more strained.

^ Front Office Owner/Chairman/CEO - Robert Kraft President - Jonathan Kraft Vice President of Player Personnel - Scott Pioli Head Coaches .
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[9]
.Additionally, four former Patriots players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.^ He earned seven consecutive AFL All-Star appearances from 1964-70, and his seven league All-Star selections ranks second in Patriots history behind Pro Football Hall of Famer John Hannah (9).
  • New England Patriots Blog | From the South Coast Media Group 11 January 2010 19:46 UTC blogs.southcoasttoday.com [Source type: General]

^ The player receiving the most votes will become the 14th player named to the Patriots Hall of Fame and will be inducted in a ceremony this summer.
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^ At 7-5, with four winnable games left and a one-game lead, the Patriots are still favored to win the American Football Conference East.
  • New England Patriots Rumors: Pro Sports Daily 11 January 2010 19:46 UTC www.prosportsdaily.com [Source type: General]

The Patriots have officially retired seven uniform numbers.
New England Patriots Hall of Fame
Players
Number Name Positions Seasons Year elected Number Name Positions Seasons Year elected
73 John Hannah G 1973-1985 1991 (Pro: 1991) 40 Mike Haynes CB 1976-1982 1994 (Pro: 1997)
85 Nick Buoniconti LB 1962-1968 1992 (Pro: 2001) 14 Steve Grogan QB 1975-1990 1995
20 Gino Cappelletti WR-K 1960-1970 1992 56 Andre Tippett LB 1982-1993 1999 (Pro: 2008)
89 Bob Dee DL 1960-1967 1993 78 Bruce Armstrong T 1987-2000 2001
79 Jim Lee Hunt DL 1960-1971 1993 86 Stanley Morgan WR 1977-1989 2007
57 Steve Nelson LB 1974-1987 1993 87 Ben Coates TE 1991-1999 2008
15 Babe Parilli QB 1961-1967 1993 35 Jim Nance FB 1965-1971 2009
Contributors
Number Name Positions Seasons Year elected Number Name Positions Seasons Year elected
-- Billy Sullivan Owner & founder 1960-1988 2009
Also enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame
Uniform number officially retired by team

All-decade teams

1960s (AFL)

In November 1971, fans voted on a 10-year Patriots anniversary team, which coincided with the team's 10 years in the then-defunct American Football League:[10] Additional selections for returner, special teamer, and coach were added in 2009:[11]

1970s, 1980s, 1990s

In March 2009, as part of the Patriots' 50th anniversary, a group of local media and other team figures selected all-decade teams for the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s:[11]

2000s

On March 16, 2010, the Patriots Hall of Fame selection committee selected an all-decade team for the 2000s:

Anniversary teams

35th anniversary (1994)

In 1994, a group of local media selected a 35th anniversary team:[10]

50th anniversary (2009)

In 2009, the Patriots Hall of Fame selection committee selected a 50th anniversary team:[10]

All-time first-round draft picks

Coaches

Head coaches

Current staff

New England Patriots staff
Front Office
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
 
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning

Cheerleaders and mascot

The Patriots Cheerleaders performing a routine in 2007
The Patriots NFL Cheerleaders are simply known as The Patriots Cheerleaders. .In 2005, cheerleader Kristin Gauvin won Miss Massachusetts, in part from her local commitment with the Patriots.^ The Patriots would seemingly duck several bullets all game as the Dolphins missed 2 Field Goals that would have won the game.

The Patriots' mascot is Pat Patriot, a revolutionary minuteman wearing a Patriots home jersey.
.During each game, about 10 men dressed as minutemen line the back of each end zone.^ The third preseason game is the traditional dress rehearsal for the regular season -- and the Packers poured it on the Cardinals in the third preseason game, building a 38-10 lead by halftime.
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^ With Cleveland’s running game a wreck and Brady Quinn unable to get the ball in the end zone, Mangini appears to be firing from the hip.

.When the Patriots score a touchdown or field goal, the militia behind the opposite end zone fire a round of blanks from flintlock muskets.^ The Patriots used a first-round pick on him in 2006 and, coming off the bench that season, he rushed for 745 yards and six touchdowns.
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^ With Cleveland’s running game a wreck and Brady Quinn unable to get the ball in the end zone, Mangini appears to be firing from the hip.

^ When the Patriots get Moss in the end-zone they usually win.

After the point-after-touchdown (PAT) attempt, the men fire their guns to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. ESPN named this one of the top ten celebrations in the league in 2007.[12]

Radio and television

The Patriots' flagship radio station is WBZ-FM 98.5 FM, owned by CBS Radio. .The larger radio network is called the New England Patriots Radio Network, whose 37 affiliate stations span 7 states.^ New England Patriots 8pc.

^ New England Patriots Pennant $9.95 .

^ Support the real New England Patriots !

Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti are the longtime announcing team.
.Any preseason games not on national television are shown on CBS affiliate WBZ-TV.^ A coach will get hit on the sideline by a player on the 11th play from scrimmage Hoodie will go 1/2 for challenges 3 players will be seen swearing at some point in the game on national television .
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^ In the end, 15.7 million viewers watched the game on CBS, 13.2 million on NBC, 4.5 million on the NFL Network, and 1.2 million on New York, Boston and Manchester, New Hampshire television stations.
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^ The New York and Boston television markets both had a fourth channel, a local TV station in each respective market covering the game.
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.These games were broadcast on ABC affiliate WCVB-TV from 1995 until the change to WBZ in 2009. Don Criqui has been the play-by-play announcer the last several years, with Randy Cross as a color commentator and Mike Lynch as a sideline reporter.^ Game changing plays .
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^ EST Game weather: Template:Convert , clear TV announcers (ESPN Template:Ref label ): Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser (color commentators), Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber (field reporters) Referee: Walt Anderson Game attendance: 71,382 For their third night game in as many weeks, the Patriots flew to M&T Bank Stadium to face the 4-7 Ravens .
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^ EST Game weather: Template:Convert , partly cloudy, chance of snow flurries TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels (play-by-play), John Madden (color commentator), and Andrea Kremer (field reporter) Referee: Bill Carollo Game attendance: 71,338 Following their bye week, the Patriots traveled to Buffalo to play the Bills, who had won 5 of 7 since their 38-7 Week 3 loss to the Patriots.
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Lynch was replaced by WBZ reporter Steve Burton in 2009.

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e "Official New England Patriots History". Patriots.com. New England Patriots. http://www.patriots.com/history/index.cfm?ac=History. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ Article by Bill Plaschke on Kevin Loh's design of the new Patriots' logo. LATIMES.COM. Accessed January 20, 2008.
  3. ^ Borges, Ron (2000-09-01). "Coming to terms with the system". The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/sports/packages/nfl2000/plays.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  4. ^ Guregian, Karen (2009-01-15). "Scott Pioli starts life as lone boss in Kansas City". Boston Herald. http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view/2009_01_15_New_Chief_in_charge:_Scott_Pioli_starts_life_as_lone_boss_in_Kansas_City/srvc=home&position=also. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  5. ^ Long, Mark (2005-02-06). "Versatile Vrabel vaults into Super Bowl lore". San Diego Union-Tribune. http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/nfl/20050206-1920-fbn-superbowl-vrabel.html. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  6. ^ Bell, Jarrett (2005-01-24). "Patriots all about the rings". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/patriots/2005-01-24-team-concept_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Forbes: Patriots 3rd Most Valuable NFL Franchise". Associated Press. WBZ-TV. 2009-09-02. http://wbztv.com/sports/most.valuable.franchise.2.1160694.html. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Ben Coates elected to Patriots Hall of Fame". Patriots.com. 2008-07-07. http://www.patriots.com/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=32516&pcid=41. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  9. ^ Finn, Chad (2009-03-24). "Sullivan inducted into team's Hall". Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/03/sullivan_induct.html. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  10. ^ a b c "Patriots Anniversary Teams". Patriots.com. http://www.patriots.com/history/index.cfm?ac=anniversaryteams. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  11. ^ a b Barboza, Scott (2009-03-31). "Patriots All-Decade teams announced". Patriots.com. http://www.patriots.com/search/index.cfm?ac=searchdetail&pid=36746&pcid=41&rss=1. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  12. ^ ESPN.com It's a Celebration: Best NFL Touchdown Celebrations, Josh Pahigian, 12/3/07

Further reading

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  • Hlydburg, Bob (2009), Total Patriots: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World-Class Franchise, Triumph Books, ISBN 1600780997 
  • Holley, Michael (2004), Patriot Reign: Bill Belichick, the Coaches, and the Players Who Built a Champion, William Morrow and Company, ISBN 0060757949 
  • Price, Christopher (2007), The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower, Thomas Dunne Books, ISBN 0312368380 
  • Lavin, James (2005), Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: From Patsies to Triple Super Bowl Champs; Vol.^ New England Patriots .
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    ^ New England Patriots Wood Sign $22.95 .

    ^ The last 3 points will be made by the Patriots due to just as Belichick said we would do in this game.
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    , Pointer Press, ISBN 0976203952 
  • Lavin, James (2005), Management Secrets of the New England Patriots: From Patsies to Triple Super Bowl Champs; Vol.^ New England Patriots .
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    • New England Patriots - NFL 11 January 2010 19:46 UTC www.carrollscove.com [Source type: News]
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    ^ New England Patriots Wood Sign $22.95 .

    ^ Mike Dussault What Did New England Patriots Fans Expect?

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    , Pointer Press, ISBN 0976203987 
  • Glennon, Sean (2008), The Good, the Bad & the Ugly New England Patriots: Heart-pounding, Jaw-dropping, and Gut-wrenching Moments from New England Patriots History, Triumph Books, ISBN 1600781187 
  • Felger, Michael (2004), Tales from the Patriots Sideline, Sports Publishing LLC, ISBN 158261525X 
  • Donaldson, Jim (2009), Then Belichick Said to Brady: The Best New England Patriots Stories Ever Told, Triumph Books, ISBN 1600782396 
  • Donaldson, Jim (2005), Stadium Stories: New England Patriots, Globe Pequot, ISBN 0762737883 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Baltimore Ravens
2000
Super Bowl Champions
New England Patriots

2001
Succeeded by
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2002
Preceded by
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2002
Super Bowl Champions
New England Patriots

2003 and 2004
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Steelers
2005

Simple English

The New England Patriots are an American football team in the National Football League. They are in the American Football Conference. Their quarterback is Tom Brady. The Patriots play in Gillette Stadium, which is near Boston, Massachusetts.

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003 and 2004. They play in Foxboro, Massachusetts. They lost to the Jets and are out of the playoffs.


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